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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Naya Bazar in India



Earthquake location 27.3266S, 88.1714WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Naya Bazar in India. Unique identifier: us10008udz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008udz. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:43:19 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 88.1714° East, 27.3266° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 22:13:19 / May 16, 2017 @ 10:13 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dhankutā, Bhadrapur, Shiliguri. Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Naksalbāri (c. 57 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kārsiyāng (c. 46 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kālimpang (c. 43 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gangtok (c. 30 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km NNW of Naya Bazar, India.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 88.1714° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.3266° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNW of Naya Bazar, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-16 22:13:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-04 04:55:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008udz Id of event.
Event Code 10008udz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008udz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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